#1  
Old 03-31-2021, 05:07 PM
Gator67's Avatar
Gator67 Gator67 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Scottsdale
Posts: 1,281
Default Dakota Digital RTX

I'm thinking about these gauges for my '70 project. Anyone running them? Mostly want to know if they'll work with early dash bezel with the raised lips around the holes. Tech support was helpful but couldn't me a definitive answer. Assuming they will work, I'll be looking to trade my nice 70-72 gauges no A/C bezel for a minty 70-72 gauges A/C bezel. I know the gauges no A/C bezels are hard to come by and so I'd rather not hack it up.

__________________
"If the best Mustang is the Camaro, the best Camaro is actually the Firebird" David Zenlea
  #2  
Old 04-02-2021, 09:53 AM
HWYSTR455's Avatar
HWYSTR455 HWYSTR455 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 13,121
Default

Wood grain or engine turned? I have to look and see if I have some A/C ones, but pretty sure I only have the wood grain ones left.

My New Vintage direct fit gauges will be delivered tomorrow, and am trying to figure out the 'ring thing' too. But I believe both vendors' gauges work with all rings.

Only thing I didn't like about the New Vintage gauges is that the speedo only goes to 140. I asked if I could get 160 or 180, and that is a 'yes', but it's a $325 charge for 'customization', and an 8+ week lead time. Uhg.


.

__________________
.

1970 GTO Judge Tribute Pro-Tour Project 535 IA2
http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/...d.php?t=760624
1971 Trans Am 461, 315cfm E-head Sniper XFlow EFI, TKO600 extreme, 9", GW suspension, Baer brakes, pro tour car
1972 442 W-30 Tribute (495 stroker aluminum heads upgrade in progress)
442 Build Thread:
http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/...e-project.html
Theme Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zKAS...ature=youtu.be
  #3  
Old 04-02-2021, 10:02 AM
FrankieT/A FrankieT/A is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 2,262
Default

'70 and early '71 are unique as far as shape where the gages are located. The holes are raised and the trim rings are different than all other years. Also, if wood grain, the grain is different like they are made of different species of wood even though its technically a decal. I'm not sure if that matters to you.

__________________
1978 Black & Gold T/A [complete 70 Ram Air III (carb to pan) PQ and 12 bolt], fully loaded, deluxe, WS6, T-Top car - 1972 Formula 455HO Ram Air numbers matching Julep Green - 1971 T/A 455, 320 CFM Eheads, RP cam, Doug's headers, Fuel injection, SS 700 5 Spd. 12 Bolt 3.73, 4 wheel disc. All A/C cars
  #4  
Old 04-02-2021, 10:06 AM
HWYSTR455's Avatar
HWYSTR455 HWYSTR455 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 13,121
Default

Yes, have noticed the diff 'grain' on some of the wood ones, the one I recall is even lighter in shade.

Raised stamping on the bezel face? That I didn't know, or remember, know I've had a couple of those though.

Thank you!

.

__________________
.

1970 GTO Judge Tribute Pro-Tour Project 535 IA2
http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/...d.php?t=760624
1971 Trans Am 461, 315cfm E-head Sniper XFlow EFI, TKO600 extreme, 9", GW suspension, Baer brakes, pro tour car
1972 442 W-30 Tribute (495 stroker aluminum heads upgrade in progress)
442 Build Thread:
http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/...e-project.html
Theme Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zKAS...ature=youtu.be
  #5  
Old 04-02-2021, 10:29 AM
Gator67's Avatar
Gator67 Gator67 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Scottsdale
Posts: 1,281
Default

I was referring to the wood grain. Iím hoping I can find one, early non-RTS version. Iím just worried about cutting holes in the ones I have and tearing up the wood grain vinyl.

I considered New Vintage. Good price, and I like that they donít have the large digital window like Dakota Digital. Ended up going with RTX because to me the layout and design looks closer to factory and can get signals from my efi ecu which should simplify wiring. Unfortunately 8-10 week wait.

__________________
"If the best Mustang is the Camaro, the best Camaro is actually the Firebird" David Zenlea
  #6  
Old 04-02-2021, 11:17 AM
HWYSTR455's Avatar
HWYSTR455 HWYSTR455 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 13,121
Default

I have a wood grain A/C non-RTS insert that is perfect, not a dent or scratch in the outer trim or face, though I did slightly enlarge the holes to allow for aftermarket gauges. There's still enough of a notch to allow the trim rings to install clocked correctly, and stay on.

It was a take-off from an original 70k mile car in the 80s that I've had boxed up since. I have an assortment of trim rings, except a full set of the thick rings.

PM me if you're interested, and post here if you want more pics.


.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DashInsert14.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	78.8 KB
ID:	563938  

__________________
.

1970 GTO Judge Tribute Pro-Tour Project 535 IA2
http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/...d.php?t=760624
1971 Trans Am 461, 315cfm E-head Sniper XFlow EFI, TKO600 extreme, 9", GW suspension, Baer brakes, pro tour car
1972 442 W-30 Tribute (495 stroker aluminum heads upgrade in progress)
442 Build Thread:
http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/...e-project.html
Theme Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zKAS...ature=youtu.be
  #7  
Old 04-02-2021, 11:22 AM
HWYSTR455's Avatar
HWYSTR455 HWYSTR455 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 13,121
Default

Early, as in raised area for bezel? That I don't have...

.

__________________
.

1970 GTO Judge Tribute Pro-Tour Project 535 IA2
http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/...d.php?t=760624
1971 Trans Am 461, 315cfm E-head Sniper XFlow EFI, TKO600 extreme, 9", GW suspension, Baer brakes, pro tour car
1972 442 W-30 Tribute (495 stroker aluminum heads upgrade in progress)
442 Build Thread:
http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/...e-project.html
Theme Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zKAS...ature=youtu.be
  #8  
Old 04-02-2021, 11:29 AM
eaglesan13 eaglesan13 is offline
Ultimate Warrior
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: California
Posts: 2,521
Default

Jeff,

I'm pretty sure I have a nice wood-grain dash bezel out of an early car (70-72) up in the attic. It's from an a/c car with gauges. (I also sent you an email). Let me know if you're interested.

Chris

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator67 View Post
I was referring to the wood grain. I’m hoping I can find one, early non-RTS version. I’m just worried about cutting holes in the ones I have and tearing up the wood grain vinyl.

I considered New Vintage. Good price, and I like that they don’t have the large digital window like Dakota Digital. Ended up going with RTX because to me the layout and design looks closer to factory and can get signals from my efi ecu which should simplify wiring. Unfortunately 8-10 week wait.

__________________
1971 Formula, 455HO/RA, M22 four speed, 3.73 posi, Lucern Blue/Black deluxe
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.

 

About Us

The PY Online Forums is the largest online gathering of Pontiac enthusiasts anywhere in the world. Founded in 1991, it was also the first online forum for people to gather and talk about their Pontiacs. Since then, it has become the mecca of Pontiac technical data and knowledge that no other place can surpass.

 

Cold Case Radiators

Cold Case Radiators is a Max Performance company that produces high end aluminum performance radiators at a price point that won't break the bank. Polished and stamped tanks. 2 rows of 1" tubes. Lifetime Warranty.

GTOG8TA.com

GTOG8TA.com is a Max Performance company that manufacturers parts for the 04-06 GTO, 08-09 G8, and 93-02 Firebird/Trans Am platforms.

Copyright © 2017